Staff Bios

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Alberta Bleck

Legislative Aide

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Alberta.Bleck@seattle.gov

Alberta Bleck was born and raised in Seattle, and brings a community-based orientation to her work in Councilmember Bagshaw's office. Previous to joining Councilmember Bagshaw's staff, Alberta attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and provided administrative support to a number of Seattle and Portland-area law firms. As a History major she studied issues relating to race and ethnicity, environmentalism, and women's history. Her thesis was entitled, "By Right of Discovery: An American Indian Land Rights Struggle in 20th Century Seattle," documenting the creation of Discovery Park, Daybreak Star Cultural Center, and the emergence of the urban Indian movement in the late 1960s.

Alberta grew up in Seattle's District 7 and is a proud resident of the Uptown neighborhood. She is an avid walker, and relishes the opportunity to learn from the city as it grows and evolves.

Alyson McLean

Alyson McLean

Legislative Aide

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Alyson.McLean@seattle.gov

Alyson is a Puget Sound native from Vashon Island. She attended the University of Washington, first for her undergraduate degree majoring in International Studies and Human Rights and then returned to receive her Masters Degree in Public Administration. In the 4th grade Alyson was voted most likely to be a politician, and she's followed her destiny to work on four campaigns including President Obama's 2008 and Senator Patty Murray's 2010 campaigns. After a small stint in DC working at the National Democratic Institute working on international political party development, devouring macaroons and melting in the heat, Alyson decided to shift her focus to working on local human rights in the city she loves most; Seattle. She is passionate about homelessness and youth policy. Alyson enjoys road trips, tacos, crafting, thrifting and making mixed CDs. She is excited to work on communications, outreach and human service issues on Councilmember Bagshaw's team.

Amy Nguyen

Amy Nguyen

Legislative Aide

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Amy.Nguyen@seattle.gov

Born and raised in Seattle, Amy Nguyen is the newest member to join the Bagshaw office with a background in nonprofit management and community organizing. She most recently served as the Program Manager for APACE (Asian Pacific Islander Americans of Civic Empowerment), responsible for developing programming to increase access, electoral participation and civic engagement in the diverse AAPI communities. Prior to joining APACE, she managed delivery of the free statewide legal hotline for the Louisiana Civil Justice Center in New Orleans and worked as the Project Manager for the Emmy award winning documentary, Herman's House that looked at solitary confinement, race and the meaning of livable spaces. Amy received a Master's degree in Urban Policy and an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies from the New School in New York. In her off time she loves to cook, eat and paint.